WebRTC: What's everyone so excited about? by WebRTC Engineer Benjamin Schwartz

  • November 19, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Note: This event is co-organized with HTML 5 Boston - Please don't double register

The whole tech industry seems to be abuzz with anticipation of WebRTC, which brings real-time communications capabilities to the web platform. This technical introduction will explain what WebRTC does, how you can use it, and why everyone is so excited about it. Topics will include the genesis of the project, workings of the API, and (attempted) live demos.

60 min. slideshow, 30 min. Q+A Refreshments served before the talk beginning at 6:00PM, Sponsored by Google

Note: If you are really interested in hands on learning with a WebRTC code lab on Sunday 11/17 please register.

Speaker Biography

Ben Schwartz is a software engineer on Google's WebRTC team. You can see his code in the WebRTC reference implementation and in the Chromium WebRTC components. He earned a BS in Physics and Mathematics from MIT and a PhD in Biophysics from Harvard. Benjamin is based in Google's Kirkland, WA office, but is a Cantabrigian at heart.

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  • Will W.

    Sorry Steve. Some work stuff came up.

    November 19, 2013

    • Steven Max P.

      No problem - But it is always nice to see you - hope to see you next time

      November 24, 2013

  • Molly F.

    Hi there! I wasn't able to make the meetup, but would love to watch the video if the session was recorded. Anyone know if it is available?

    November 24, 2013

  • ms

    Great meeting!

    November 20, 2013

  • Chris

    Ben = well organized, articulate, & content-rich -

    also diplomatic re: what is allowed to share
    on Chrome / iOS WebRTC compat. issues

    Note to Tim Cook: Please look at and listen to Ben's work-
    you won't regret.

    Thx for the inspiring session, GDG Boston!

    November 19, 2013

  • @MaureenManALM

    Will b there bf 7 pm.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    November 18, 2013

  • Ned

    can i bring someone ?

    November 18, 2013

  • Jason S.

    I will be flying back from the GDE Summit at the time of this talk. It would be awesome if we could get it recorded. I'm sure I won't be the only one who wishes I could be there.

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm happy to bring a video camera and record this if that's helpful.

      1 · October 25, 2013

    • Tom M.

      Chris - that would be great. I'm sure those who can't attend in person would appreciate it.

      November 15, 2013

  • Lou S.

    Lookin' forward to it ;]

    November 13, 2013

  • Michael D.

    This sounds very interesting -- totally enthusiastic to hear this!

    October 26, 2013

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